current posts

  • The Leftovers: a recipe
    It begins, at 5:30, with the onion, a hearty red one that’s been peeling back its own layers while tucked snugly inside a plastic container, abandoned on the back of the top shelf of the refrigerator. The onion’s missing half led a virtuous life as part of a kale salad, but that was a long […]
  • A few things: February/March 2023
    “Mom, WTH. Why am I in your TEDx talk. And how’d you get a TED talk, anyway? That’s what my son wanted to know. And in case you want to know, too, I’ll tell the story (it’s short), but first, a short tribute to a terrible dog.
  • First 100 Days: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Planning Tools
    Now that you’ve mapped your goals, rooted in that firm ground of context, you’re ready to put them into daily, weekly, and monthly action. These are the tools I use on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to move all of this work along. I’ve taken bits and pieces from other planning sheets and workbooks and created templates that work for me.
  • The cave we fear to enter.
    Yes, that was the title of my TEDx talk. No, this post isn’t the script for that talk. I mean, it is, because I’ve included the draft script at the end of this post. But it isn’t, because what people have been asking, in this last week, isn’t “What did you talk about?” but, rather […]
  • First 100 Days: 3 ways to plan for goals
    Having a plan that’s built from your own DNA, as it were, will enable you to keep moving, growing, adapting, and changing when the world around you presents unexpected challenges.